Large chandeliers are a perfect addition if you live in an older property that has large rooms, or maybe you are looking for a chandelier suitable for high ceilings such as a modern home with a vaulted ceiling, double-height foyer or hallway. This is the perfect setting for a big fitting with a long drop where one of the many large chandeliers in this category will undoubtedly fit the bill. Large entrance halls, stairwells, barn conversions, hotel foyers and large vestibules are the best places to install one of our very large, or even in some cases, huge chandeliers. If you’ve a place where there is almost unlimited ceiling height and large open spaces to show these grand lights off at their best, it would be a shame not to.
Even modest dining rooms will take a good sized ceiling fitting when installed over a dining table. This gives a little more drop as it can be hung at a level above the table rather than for people passing under. You will be surprised at just how big you can go with just a little thought and imagination.
Large Chandeliers for Big Rooms
Large chandeliers used to be reserved for those who could afford to have one manufactured. They were originally manufactured by hand, usually from wrought iron or brass and would have spiked pans on each arm to support a candle. They would have been fitted with a pulley system so that they could be lowered for candle replacement and were very heavy.
Modern techniques allow the use of lighter materials in almost any finish you can think of and they are no longer prohibitively expensive. Any room of 5m square with sufficient ceiling height can benefit from the majesty of a large ceiling fitting. Smaller offerings tend to get lost in the space whereas a larger fitting can bring an extra dimension to the room and act as a feature in itself.
The main factor to consider when choosing a very large chandelier is the ceiling height followed by the room size, as even a large diameter of 120cm can be accommodated in most big rooms. You will need a minimum ceiling height of 3.05 metres (10ft) or a double height ceiling, such as on a landing or stairwell. Getting it right first time is important as you don’t want to end up with a fitting that is unsuitable, so measure down from the ceiling to the point where the lowest part of the chandelier can be and this is the maximum drop. If placed over a dining table, then it can hang lower without impeding free passage.
For more comprehensive information, please see our article entitled Choosing the Right Ceiling Light in our Buying Guides section.
If you require any further help or advice on selecting your large chandelier or any other lighting enquiry, please call 0151 650 2138 or send us a message using the contact us form for friendly, honest and down to earth information.
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